Colin-on-Cars – World Car finalists named

Finalists for the World Car Awards have been named with the winners to be announced at the 2022 New York International Auto Show on April 13.

A jury of 102 automotive journalists from 33 countries selected the finalists by secret ballot based on their evaluation of each eligible vehicle as part of their professional work.

We are proud to partner the World Car Finals for the fourth consecutive year. Brembo and these prestigious Awards aim at inspiring automotive excellence, leadership and innovation. We feel privileged to play a part in recognising the world’s most exceptional cars, especially the World Electric Vehicle of the Year Award,” says Daniele Schillaci, CEO of Brembo.

The 2022 World Car of the Year (WCOTY) winner will be selected from the following Top Ten finalists chosen from an initial list of 28 contenders:
– Audi Q4 e-tron
– Cupra Formentor
– Ford Mustang Mach-E
– Genesis G70
– Honda Civic
– Hyundai Ioniq 5
– Hyundai Tucson
– Kia EV6
– Lexus NX
– Toyota GR86 / Subaru BRZ

A new section is the debut of the World Electric Vehicle of the Year award. This new award is intended to recognise, support and celebrate the global transition to electrically-powered vehicles that is now underway and to acknowledge the efforts of automakers around the world in developing these climate-conscious vehicles. 

The five finalists in this new award category are:
– Audi e-tron GT
– BMW iX
– Ford Mustang Mach-E
– Hyundai Ioniq 5
– Mercedes-Benz EQS

The 2022 World Urban Car will be chosen from these top five finalists:
– Dacia Sandero
– Opel Mokka
– Renault Kiger
– Toyota Yaris Cross
– Volkswagen Taigun

The 2022 World Luxury Car class has the following top five finalists:
– Audi Q5 Sportback
– BMW iX
– Genesis GV70
– Mercedes-Benz EQS
– Volvo C40 Recharge

The 2022 World Performance Car top five finalists are:
– Audi e-tron GT
– BMW M3/M4
– Porsche 911 GT3
– Toyota GR86 / Subaru BRZ
– Volkswagen Golf GTI/R

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